Presidents and Palm Trees: What to Take on a Desert Island
The AP recently asked the presidential candidates what item they would want with them if they were stranded on a...
The AP recently asked the presidential candidates what item they would want with them if they were stranded on a desert island. The answers, and their subtexts:
- Sen. Joe Biden: "Jill, my wife." ("Someone has to be around to hear me talk.")
- Sen. Hillary Clinton: "A good book." ("I am unwilling to commit to any particular book. I will focus group Crime and Punishment versus Ulysses and get back to you.")
- Sen. Chris Dodd: "Coffee with cream and sugar." ("Why didn't I choose water? Because I really love coffee. And because I am too short-sighted to be president.")
John Edwards: "A book." ("I don't have time for this question.")
Rep. Dennis Kucinich: His wife, Elizabeth. ("Have you seen my wife? You'd take her too.")
Sen. Barack Obama: "Other than my wife and my kids, an inanimate object I would have to have would probably be a good book." ("Please note, Hillary didn't mention her family. I did.")
Gov. Bill Richardson: "Blackberry and a Davidoff cigar." ("I am an old-style political boss. I am the fattest of fat cats.")
Sen. Sam Brownback: "Tarp." ("I would surely be America's most practical president.") Ed. Note: Hahahahahaha. A tarp!
Rudy Giuliani: "Books and music." ("If terrorists attacked my desert island's palm tree, I would stand strong. 9/11. 9/11. 9/11 9/111/1/1/9/1/1//11.")
Mike Huckabee: "Laptop with satellite reception." ("I don't understand the spirit of the question.")
Rep. Duncan Hunter: "Mrs. Hunter." ("I have strong family values, as proven by the fact that I awkwardly refuse to use my wife's first name. I call her Mrs. Hunter at all times. However, in an ironic twist, I have left no one to care for our children.")
Sen. John McCain: "Books." ("I am a flip-flopper. In 2000, I chose sun-screen.")
Mitt Romney: "My wife, Ann." ("I'll need something to eat, after all.")
Rep. Tom Tancredo: "Boat." ("I will be president because all the other candidates will be stuck on that damn island.")
Spotted on Political Wire.